Reply to post: Re: Surely it's just a bit of civility

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

Julian Bradfield

Re: Surely it's just a bit of civility

Since you ask..because civility does not require me to tell lies. I speak a language with sexed pronouns - it hasn't had grammatical gender for a thousand years. Referring to something as "she" is a statement that it is female (I'm not a nautical type, so I don't even follow the tradition of making ships female).

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